fossil fuel divestment

Spotlight 22 August: Makoma Lekalakala calls for an end to investments in polluting industries to assure future jobs, food and water

You can view Makoma’s Facebook post here. Makoma Lekalakala is a grassroots activist, director of @Earthlife_JHB and a 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient. Join her in acting for the climate and a better future for us all! All you have to do is sign our petition today https://t.co/n2xQMKdkWK #DivestNow pic.twitter.com/BbjAmo1J27 — Fossil Free SA (@FossilFreeSA) …

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Spotlight 15 August: Robyn Hugo of CER wants a healthier, more just and prosperous South Africa free of dirty energy.

You’ll find our Facebook post about Robyn here. View this post on Instagram Are you ready to put a stop to the fossil fuels that make people sick, poison and over-heat our planet, and hold back investment in sustainable alternatives? Then join Robyn from Centre for Environmental Rights in signing our petition to ask SA’s …

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Spotlight 13 August: Des D’Sa wants an end to the use of fossil fuels for our present and future

Des D’Sa, his family, and community have long-suffered the direct health impacts of fossil fuel processing and the terrible tactics used by some corporates against activists. He’s calling for an end to our use of fossil fuels, to stop their terrible impacts on human and planetary health. See his Facebook post here. Desmond is a …

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Spotlight 10 August: Ditiro Majapholoa believes fossil fuel interests damage people’s health and oppress community rights

Ditiro Majapholoa’s Facebook post appears here. Ditiro is the chairperson of the Steenbokpan Community Forum, in Lephalale, Limpopo, an area dominated by 14 coal mines. Help put a stop to the social and environmental injustice caused by climate-breaking coal, oil and gas investments. #DivestNow! https://t.co/QUZ2Y8Kn6P pic.twitter.com/sfom7fl9aj — Fossil Free SA (@FossilFreeSA) August 10, 2018  

May workshop for investors and fund managers: ‘Fossil fuel divestment: Fad, necessity or opportunity?’

    Summary On 10 May 2017, Fossil Free South Africa convened a workshop for financial services professionals in Cape Town on fossil fuel divestment. The aim of the workshop was to build awareness of climate and carbon risk – and the divest-reinvest movement – amongst financial services professionals, and to catalyse the creation of …

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Latest newsletter: UCT march planned for 11 Oct, and other news

UCT campaign ongoing, divestment march on campus on Tuesday 11 October Our continuing campaign at UCT has moved the university to develop a draft ethical investment policy. If approved, that policy will create the channels for UCT to consider a commitment to divestment. The university’s ethical investment task team meets again this Thursday.  To keep up …

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How Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has started divestment

Our thanks to friends in WWF Norway for this information: highlights from Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund’s first responsible investment report. Note that while fossil fuels are the headline item, other divestments are based on mining damages, deforestation caused by palm oil plantation planting, and abuse of water rights. 1) On climate change: – Conducted a …

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Happy new year; please support our Thundafund appeal; also, 300 profs ask Stanford to divest

Best wishes for 2015, everyone. Key campaign news: • Firstly, our Thundafund appeal expires on 31 January – please donate if you can, spread the word and the link, share on Facebook, etc. • Secondly, our first UCT working group meeting of the year will be at 5.27pm, on 27 January, in Centlivres 3.29. And …

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Durban and Howick launches

Durban The first Fossil Free South Africa road trip came to an end last week In Durban, where we had the pleasure of local Goldman Prize winner Desmond (Des) D’sa addressing the audience before our talks. Des is co-founder of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance and has for about two decades fought to protect …

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